Saturday, June 24, 2006

Baltimore Noir just another day in Charm City

57. Baltimore Noir, ed. Laura Lippman. Short stories, 6-20, p. 291

Another in the City Noir Series from Akashic Books, this one featuring Charm City. Home Movies by Marcia Talley, Liminal by Joseph Wallace and Ode to the O’s by Charlie Stella join the submissions from Laura Lippman and Jim Fusili as standouts in this collection.

I think any of the books in the Akashic Noir Series are worth picking up both for the exposure they provide to a cast of largely unknown writers and for the tawdry view of notable American cities by the locals.


  1. thanks i have been thinking of buying that series!

  2. Gods, I do recommend it. I've read two of the books and am working on a third. Uniformly good writing and interesting stories.--BB